Take a quick day trip outside of the busy atmosphere of Kyoto into a beautiful Japanese countryside backdrop. Senbon Shopping Street, Funaoka Onsen and Cafe SARASA are ideal locations for travelers who are looking for a Japanese locals only experienc...
Those looking for a great day trip to Kawasaki won't want to miss out on Kawasaki Daishi Temple and Nihon Minkaen Folk House Museum to get a taste of ancient Edo Japan!
Marutaro is a cute Japanese Shiba Inu who has about 2.63 million Instagram followers, which makes him arguably the most famous Shiba Inu in the world. Gallery MARUSAN and the Marutaro Store is located in the Bukyo area where visitors can buy dozes of...
A scene from the popular Scandinavian cartoon comes to life at Tove Jansson Akebono Children's Forest Park in Hanno City, Japan! Starting from June 2018, this new Scandinavian-style cafe complements the surrounding theme of the park with it's unique ...
Yoroniku is located in Ebisu, Tokyo is said to be the highest rated restaurant in the Tokyo metropolitan area! Visitors can expect to wait in long lines if they do not make a reservation but it is well worth it!
The Reversed Mt. Fuji refers to the reflection of the inverted image of Mount Fuji on the Kawaguchiko lake in the early morning and at sunset. In addition to Lake Yamanaka, Kawaguchiko Bridge is one of the most recommended photo spots for the Reverse...
When it comes to Hokkaido, seafood is a must! Located about 4 minutes by food from Sapporo Susukino Station is Seafood Buffet NANDA which is serving up some of the freshest seafood in Sapporo!
Kusatsu Onsen is located in the Gunma Prefecture just north of Tokyo and is one of the three most popular Onsens in Japan! Kusatsu Onsen exudes a retro style bringing visitors back in time and whether you are returning from Tokyo after a day trip or ...
Hanabi season is almost here and Tokyo will be filled with thousands of excited onlookers to catch one of the many amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festivals! You won't want to miss out on any of these amazing Tokyo Fireworks Festivals in 2018!
Although it was annoying during the rainy season, it was also the main period for the bloom of hydrangea! Hydrangeas, also called hydrangeas, have different shades of soil because of the pH value of the soil and are attractive when in bloom. This art...
The Tokyo Oedo Antique Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in near Yurakucho Station at the Yurakucho Internation Forum Building on the ground floor. This market features a wide array of sellers from around the city with goods rang...
Japanese Autumn Leaves are a Japanese natural wonder that is not to be missed! From Hokkaido to Kanto, Kansai and all the way down to Kyushu, those planning to visit Japan in the fall season will not want to miss the Japanese Autumn Leaves
The Ginza shopping district's newly opened Ginza Six department store brings a new wave of design oriented architecture, fashion and shopping to Tokyo. Make sure you check it out!
From Tokyo Tower to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo has many traditional picture hotspots. But if travelers are looking for something new there are some very unique Tokyo picture hotspots for those lesser known picture taking areas!
Every year in Japan, people gather to celebrate the one week blooming period of the beautiful wisteria trees.Come see the many wisteria festivals around Tokyo!
The historical Tsukiji Fish Market is a seafood lovers dream. More about the markets hours, tuna auction, sushi, relocation, and much more!
Do you want to see Moomin's house in real life? Moomin lovers and those who are interested in something fantastical will surely be happy at the Moomin Themed Park in Saitama Japan. Visitors can see Moomin's house and a whole Moomin world at the Moomi...
Would you stay at a Japanese Castle Hotel for $46,000? The Ise Azuchi Momoyama Cultural Village will be opening a replica Azuchi Castle Hotel in June 2018 and vistors are invited to experience a real Japanese Castle stay while exploring the Ancient ...
Okayama Prefecture has many things to see and do. There are many things to eat as well such as fresh dairy products and famous Udon and Yakisoba!
The Tokyo 360 Cruise will let you see Tokyo in a whole new way! Take the Tokyo Cruise 360 from Asakusa to Odaiba and catch the beautiful Tokyo Syline while cruising the Tokyo Bay.
Tokyo is home to some of the greatest fireworks displays that happen every summer! Visitors will be treated to various Tokyo Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo!
Every year Japan becomes home to the most beautiful Cherry Blossom viewings in the world. The Miho Museum in Shiga is one of the most beautiful in Japan!
Wakayama Prefecture is home to incredible natural beauty such as Niichi Falls, historical past like Wakayama Castle and spiritual escapes like Mount Koya!
Spring is an extremely popular time in Japan. Cherry blossoms bloom for a limited time and it's best to view them during their peak time. This mini guide explains when the first cherry blossoms are predict to bloom.
The Nanohana flowers make a beautiful golden scene at the Hamarikyu Gardens in Tokyo! Walk along the historic Japanese gardens while enjoying the Nanohana !
The SALON adam et ropé Green Tea Japanese Garden Dessert is a mix of Zen and Sweetness as SALON adam et ropé in Ginza debuts this delectable delight!
Summer weather is on its way, now is your chance to plan for a great summer getaway in Okinawa, Japan. You'll be soaking in the sun at some of the most famous beaches in Japan.
Okinawa is known for its crystal clear beaches and breathtaking ocean views. Okinawa's isolated islands showcases this beauty for all to come see.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Create your own wedding story with the help of destination wedding and engagement photographers from Famarry! Your bridal dreams are sure to come true at a wedding photo shoot in scenic Japan.
You're sure to fall in love with this naturally romantic view. Make sure to check out helicopter tours that fly you out to the heart-shaped Toyoni Lake in Hokkaido!
Naoshima Island is where Art, Nature, and Architecture coexist in Japan. Naoshima Island is home to the most original works of art in all of Japan!
The ancient practice of Sumo dates back to the Edo period of Japan where Sumo wrestlers fought for pride and spirit. This tradition is still practiced today!
Hachinohe's Aomori Morning Market is famous for it's early morning chaos with over 10,000 visitors each week. Stretching 800 meters and over 300 different stalls this is a sight you cannot miss if you are looking to shop.
The Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is a unique and spectacular route from Tateyama, Toyama and Omachi, Nagano, Japan. You can see beautiful scenery in every season such as gigantic snow wall and autumn leaves.
After 5 years of service Gundam fans say good bye to the RX-78-2 Gundam and hello to the new 21 meter tall RX-0 Unicorn Gundam in Fall 2017!
The beauty of the Japanese Wisteria flower takes center stage at the Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi Japan where visitors can see a variety of beautiful flowers!
The FLOWERS by NAKED 2017 exhibition takes visitors on a journey of seasons and wonders centered around the beautiful yet mysterious world of flowers.
2017 is a great time to check out Japanese festivals in Kyoto. Full of color and fun these traditional events will fill your heart with Joy, but be sure to bring your camera.
From February to March plum blossoms decorate the landscape of Japan covering its hillsides with a beautiful carpet of white and pink colors. Visitors won't want to miss the amazing Plum Blossom Festivals and events going on in Japan!
The Kochikame Bronze Statue Tour in Kamekari is the perfect way to tour the city while finding your favorite Kamekari series characters! Can you find them all?
The image of the Japanese Kimono encompasses beauty, tradition and elegance. Kimono rentals offer admirers to take part in the beautiful kimono traditions and ceremonies. Get your kimono rental and be part of ancient Japanese past!
Booking a hotel or making a reservation are simple tasks made difficult when traveling to Japan. Fast Japan helps ease the pain of travels while offering recommendations for the best sight seeing spots and events in Japan!
Japanes Hina Dolls are incredibly rare and expensive handmade dolls that are displayed in the earlier part of the year to celebrate good health and growth for young girls. The Hanging Hina Doll Decoration Festival in Izu Inatori is the must see place...
New Pokemon GO update includes Gold and Silver Gen 2 Pokemon available to catch! Here is a complete list of the new Pokemon Nests around Tokyo and where to find them!
Tokyo flea markets are a great place to find rare items and everyday bargains for quality items. Tokyo flea markets are a popular option to buy something original without breaking the bank. Come visit the local Tokyo flea market!
The Kawachi Fujien Garden in Kitakyushu is a collection of the most beautiful Wisteria flowers that has been captivating visitors from around the world. The Wisteria tunnels of the Kawachi Fujien Garden allow visitors to walk through a colorful canva...
Historic Osaka Castle is surrounded by over 600 cherry blossoms trees. When in Japan during the spring, cherry blossoms are the main event. Don't miss seeing these delicate flowers next to a piece of Japanese history.
The Oita Prefecture in Japan is known for the many onsen resorts. Enjoy relaxing in a hot bath while overlooking the mountains. Onsen water is known to help sore muscles and other health problems. Beppu might be the best onsen area to experience the ...
Japanese capsule toys, or Gachapon, are a unique and collectable aspect of Japanese anime and manga culture. Gachapon Kaikan is THE place to go to for new and rare Gachapon. Head down to Akihabara and pick out your favorite Gachapon!
The Fuji Shibazakura Festival is the definition of natural beauty as visitors flock from around the world to catch the largest collection of Shibazakura in Japan. The beautiful colors of the Shibazakura create a natural spectacle that is unique in it...
Grab your sunscreen and take a look at Ultra Japan, Summer Sonic, Fuji Rock and much more in this list of amazing music festivals to see in Japan during the 2017 summer season.
At Yoshinoyama the cherry blossoms cover the mountain during cherry blossom season which captures the true essence and beauty of cherry blossoms in Japan. Make your way down the Yoshinoyama and enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms as far as the eye ca...
The goldfish phone booth fascinates both locals and visitors as it's unique design and concept attracts onlookers from all around Japan. Come have a coffee and a crepe while sitting beside the goldfish phone booth!
Tetsugaku no Michi, also known as the Philosopher's Walk, is one of the many gems that decorate Kyoto. Walk along the path of the enlightened as you enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms at Tetsugaku no Michi!
The Prince of Tennis II Cafe is coming to THE GUEST cafe&diner in Ikebukuro! The Prince of Tennis lovers will be treated to a special Prince of Tennis II themed Cafe where Prince of Tennis fans can eat and buy original Prince of Tennis II items. Make...
Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) is a releasing a new movie in February so that means Animate was meant to open a limited time cafe. Find character themed food and original merchandise at the Kuroshitsuji Cafe.
Mt. Fuji is the international symbol of Japan. Hikers from around the world come to conquer the Mt. Fuji climbing routes located around Mt. Fuji. Plan your Mt. Fuji hiking trip on your next visit to Japan!
In Japan, strawberry picking is a popular activity around Tokyo. During the spring travel to a local farm for all-you-can eat strawberries. This popular day trip is great for anyone traveling in Tokyo.
Oshino Hakkai in Yamanashi is a peaceful nature area around Mount Fuji. These natural ponds are crystal clear and each one is a little unique. When visiting Mount Fuji, be sure to not miss Oshino Hakkai.
Located in Ikebukuro's Sunshine City, J-World Tokyo is a great theme park to visit for lovers of Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball. Here you'll find adventure and a special place to spend the day for every Jump fan..
Hokkaido is a great place to visit for sakura in 2017. Be sure to visit Sapporo for an amazing view and stop by Hakodate for a festival or two this cherry blossom season.
Kyoto is full of spots to see cherry blossoms in 2017. Some popular spots are Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Daigoji Temple. All of Kyoto is pink with flower petals during spring.
Maruyama Park in Kyoto is home to some of the most popular shrine and temples in the Gion district. During the spring all of the cherry blossoms are in bloom and its absolutely stunning.
Koenjoshi Park and Takatao Castle in Nagano is unique because the cherry blossom festival features almost exclusively Kohigan cherry blossom trees. Come see beautiful cherry blossoms and a historic castle.
Kaizu Osaki in Shiga has a very beauty Cherry Blossom Festival in the spring. Enjoy seeing the pink flower contrast with Lake Biwa. Experience the freshness of spring new a historic lake.
Komizo Falls in Chiba is a must visit spot for nature lovers. Located near Tokyo, this waterfall is great for that weekend getaway in Japan. Many people go early in the morning to see the sunrise.
History and natural beauty come together at the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Take a peak into the Warring States Period of Japan as you walk through the same historical roads as Ieyasu Tokugawa did!
The combination of vibrant flowers and jellyfish brings a mysterious exhibit to the Sumida Aquarium in Tokyo. Connected to the Tokyo Skytree, this aquarium always has interesting exhibits.
The National Art Center, Tokyo in Roppongi always has unique and interesting works of art. Artists from around the world have their work displayed at this beautiful museum. Roppongi has art museums, delicious restaurants, and much more to enjoy.
On the island of Shikoku, Kochi is home to many nature spots. There are many things to do outdoors, enjoy a different sport each season. Come visit this scenic prefecture when in Japan.
Shiga takes you into the ancient days of Japan where Ninjas and Lords ruled the surrounding land. Come be taken in by the beautiful Lake Biwa or sharpen your Ninjitsu skills in Shiga!
Ehime covers the northwestern quarter of Shikoku Island in Japan. There are many historic sties to visit such as Matsuyama Castle and Dogo Onsen. Ehime is for those who like the outdoors and history.
Ibaraki, north of Tokyo is home to many scenic spots. This coastal prefecture has peaceful many outdoors areas. Come check out Ibaraki for the picturesque national parks.
Hiroshima is a prefecture in Japan full of history. World Heritage Sites play a big role in Hiroshima. Check out the many shrines, temples, local foods, and seasonal things to do.
Mie offers spectacular natural beauties that cannot be compared to anywhere in the world. From ancient shrines to historic pilgrimages and mouth watering Matsusaka beef, Mie is sure to satisfy your sense of adventure and stomach.
Fukuokazeki Sakura Park in Ibaraki is a magnificent spot just outside of Tokyo to see cherry blossoms. This peaceful riverside park is covered in flowers during the spring. This is a must see cherry blossom spot.
North of Tokyo, there is the Tenpyo no Oka Park in Tochigi. This relaxing park is home to many beautiful cherry blossom trees. Those looking for peace should definitely visit this park.
The Kanto region of Japan has many beautiful spots to see cherry blossom trees. There are many major spots in Tokyo. During the few short weeks of blooming cherry blossoms, people like to have picnics in the parks to admire the delicate flowers.
Ueno in the Taito Ward of Tokyo is a spot with many things to do. The famous Ueno Zoo is a must-visit spot, since the zoo is so big visitors could spend a whole day wandering around.
Ohirasan in Tochigi is a scenic local park with amazing views. The mountain trails and a shrine is surrounded by vibrant cherry blossoms in the spring. If you are looking for an off the beat spot to view cherry blossoms, be sure to check out Ohirasan...
Paragliding around Mount Fuji is an awesome experience when Japan. Mount Fuji is one of the most recognized spots in Japan. Not everyone can say they have seen Mount Fuji from up in the air.
Fuji Kachoen Garden Park in Ibaraki has an amazing garden and animal sanctuary. There is something for the whole family, colorful flowers and friendly owls provide a lively atmosphere.
Hitachi Seaside Park is a beautiful park full of flowers in Ibaraki. Every month there is different flowers blooming and events to attend. This family friendly park is a great way to spend the day together.
Cherry blossoms can be seen conveniently at Sumida River Park near Asakusa. Sumida River Park is a very popular spot during the spring and summer. Come enjoy the cherry blossoms by the river.
Kumamoto Castle stands proud on top of a hill in the Kumamoto Prefecture. Many buildings in the castle are designated Important Cultural Properties. This is a must-see historic spot when in Kumamoto.
Unusual animals cafes are getting more popular in Tokyo. Near Asakusa Station, come visit the Forest of Owl cafe. Meet some unique and cuddly owls in the middle of the city.
Kappabashi near Asakusa is for those who are looking for weird and wacky souvenirs. Check out the Ganso Shokuhin Sample Showroom to find fake food that looks just like the real thing.
Omiya Park is an excellent place to go view the cherry blossoms. The winding trails and the reflections of the blossoms in the water are absolutely breathtaking. Don't miss this local spot in Saitama.
Gongendo Park is Saitama has beautiful cherry blossoms during the spring. This is a popular hanami spot for locals. The Satte Sakura Festival is the highlight of cherry blossom season in Saitama, so be sure not to miss it.
Be sure to visit the super popular limited time Kimi no Na wa cafe at Parco in Ikebukuro. Every menu item comes with a free goodie and the gift shop is a can't miss area. Be sure to visit before February 7th, 2017.
The Oedo Antique Market is filled with traditional Japanese items. Everything is sold at affordable prices so this a great place to find a souvenir. Come find that one item that will make your day.
Tokyo Saryo near Sangenjaya Station in Tokyo is serving hand-dripped tea with traditional Japanese sweets. Choose from different teas and sweets to find the best combination.
Have you ever visited Yamanashi, which is located east of Tokyo? Since it's easily accessible from the center of Tokyo, Yamanashi is a great place to escape city life. There is many things to do and sights to see.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms alongside Kyoto's historic Daigoji Temple. View the beautiful cherry blossoms next to one of Japan's 17 National Treasures as you take a walk through Japan's ancient past!
Shinjuku Gyoen is the top destination for viewing cherry blossoms in Japan! View cherry blossoms in Japan's historic Shinjuku Gyoen where they have been enjoyed since the Edo period! Enjoy a picnic under the cherry blossom trees!
Mt Fuji, this beautiful and picturesque mountain has a huge cultural significance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. The Fuji Five Lakes is a great spot for nature lovers.
Horyuji Temple in Nara is a historically rich temple that was constructed for Prince Shotoku. With many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and artifacts, this is a must visit spot.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is dedicated to the city and people who were affected by the world's first nuclear attack during World War II. With multiple memorials on site, many people from all over the world come to this landmark.
To the south western tip of the island of Kyushu in Japan, Kagoshima is a great sight-seeing spot for those who love the outdoors. Attend seasonal festivals, try local food, and play on the beaches.
Sakurajima is one of the world's largest and most active volcanoes located in Kyushu, Japan. Sakurajima has so many fun outdoor activities. Come see the lava flows and experience Kagoshima!
Ueno Park has over 1,200 cherry blossom trees that will be flourising with magical pink flowers in the spring. Ueno Park is home to many museums, temples, and shrines. This park is a must visit spot in Tokyo.
Mitsuike Park is popular for some many reasons, such as the outdoor activities, the cherry blossoms, and the sports areas. The relaxing and beautiful scenery will make you forget you are in the city.
Nishiki Market in Kyoto is a narrow century-old marketplace that provides the best ingredients for a perfect Japanese meal. Try various pickled vegetables, fresh seafood, and local snacks.
The large 134 acre Yoyogi Park is a beautiful green space in Tokyo. The park is a gather spot for locals and visitors looking for something different while in Tokyo. Seeing the cherry blossoms in the spring is an unforgettable experience.
Spring in Japan means sakura or cherry blossoms. Many people come to the Meguro River to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. The cherry blossoms can be enjoyed during the day or night.
Ameyoko Shopping Street in Tokyo is highly known for the wide variety of weird products and cheap restaurants. Come explore one of the few places in Tokyo where people can barter for goods.
In Asakusa on the Be a Ninja tour you'll be able to live out your childhood fantasies of being a ninja by joining in on the ninja tour! Have the time of your life with a group of friends while experiencing what being a ninja is like.
High-end sushi restaurants can be intimidating but going to a sushi restaurant with SushiUniversity makes the experience fun. While learning the techniques and etiquette an interpreter is with you along the journey.
Opening in Ikebukuro is the limited time Kimi no Na wa cafe. Enjoy food that has been completely copied from the movie and buy official limited time goods at the pop-up shop.
Come visit the newly opened Cat Cafe MoCHA in Harajuku's Takeshita Street. MoCHA is a stylish and relaxing place to be surrounded by cats. This is a must-visit spot to relax at when in Tokyo.
See the Pacman rickshaw light up the night in Asakusa. Don't forget your camera for this once in a lifetime experience. Be sure to sign up for your chance to ride in this crazy Pacman in 2016.
It’s One Piece…It’s Naruto…it’s Jump Festa 2017! The annual Shonen Jump event held every December, bringing fans from different anime and manga series together under one roof! Experience what the future holds for your favorite series at Jump Festa 20...
Ikebukuro is a mix of fashion and anime. With many department stores and brand name shops, it is a great place to shop. The flagship Animate store is a must visit spot for all manga and anime fans.
Buying fruit in Japan can be expensive, but for a low price people can pick fruit at farms in the greater Kanto area. Pick various kinds of fruit with your loved ones to have great memory.
Osaka is a major city in Japan. After enjoying the delicious local cuisine, have fun shopping at large malls. Find clothes, shoes, snacks, random goods, and find souvenirs.
To the north of Kyoto, explore and relax at the traditional Japanese fishing village, Ine no Funaya. Experience a simpler way of life in the beautiful countryside of Japan.
Harajuku is the capital of weird and kawaii fashion. At the Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku visitors can experience a candy-pop themed world where kawaii Harajuku fashion comes to life.
Odaiba is a man-made island across from the Tokyo Bay. Odaiba is a popular spot among couples and families. With many restaurants and shops, Odaiba is a fun place to spend time.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a must-visit museum for all manga fans. With over 50,000 books, visitors could spend the whole day here. See historic artifacts and learn all of about the history of manga.
Japan has large cities, but there is also beautiful hiking spots too. On the island of Honshu, enjoy some of the most interesting places to go hiking. These hiking spots will give you a new outlook on Japan.
Nara has so many things to offer, not only historic temples and shrines, but also cherry blossom spots and hot springs! Make sure Nara is a stop on your list while in Japan.
Kichijoji is full of quirky shops. Find all different kinds of souvenirs at general stores in Kichijoji. This part of Tokyo is considered to be a hipster area.
Daikanyama T-Site is more than just a bookstore in Tokyo. This art gallery-like bookstore has something for everyone. Shops at the relaxing store to find an awesome souvenir.
The deity of navigation is enshrined at the Kotohira-gu Shrine in Kagawa. Pay your respects to the deity and you may never be lost again. But this luck doesn't come without a sacrifice.
Visit one of the many UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites, Himeji Castle. This beautiful castle in the Hyogo prefecture has been fully renovated, Himeji Castle looks even better than before.
Toyama is beautifully green prefecture with many wildness areas. Enjoy hiking, onsen resorts, and local food. This is the perfect getaway spot for nature lovers.
Fukushima has many historic sightseeing spots, onsen resorts, nature spots, and more. Fukushima is in the Tohoku region on the island of Honshu in Japan. Come and visit this historic prefecture.
In Fukui, relax in the prestigious Awara Onsen City while enjoying delicious food at restaurants that date back to the Edo period. Don't forget to visit the Ski Jam Katsuyama resort in the winter for a winter wonderland experience! Fukui has endless ...
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum is an important Japanese cultural landmark and an architectural fusion of the Japanese and French design and architecture. A must-see place while visiting Tokyo, Japan.
Shizuoka is full of sight-seeing spots. Climb the national symbol of Japan at Mt. Fuji, fall in love forever at Koibito Misaki, and take a dip in the beautiful beaches in Atami.
In Miyagi, the Zao Fox Village is a great family activity. Watch cute foxes play around the open space. The Zao Fox Village is a great spot to escape city life.
Wearing a kimono while walking through Asakusa will surely drawn attention. Rent a beautiful and traditional kimono from Iza Kimono Rental. Pair a beautiful kimono with a colorful obi and make great memories.
Kichijoji is an up and coming area in Tokyo, with local stores and restaurants. Minced meat croquettes from Satou are worth the travel and wait time. This is must-eat food while in Tokyo.
Within fifteen hectares of land the Shikisai no Oka Flower Fields delivers an amazing view. Each season different flowers bloom so seeing the garden every season in Hokkaido is a real treat.
The world's most kawaii street, Harajuku has its own LINE Friends Store! Meet all the cute character goods at Harajuku LINE Friends Store and do all your souvenir shopping!
Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto enshrines the deity of learning. Many students are business people visit and pray at this shrine. Conveniently located near the station, this shrine is a must-visit.
Kagawa is to the northeast of Japan's Shikoku Island. It’s the end point of the Shikoku Pilgrimage route, which passes 88 Buddhist temples. There is historic sites, nature areas, and delicious local food.
Nagoya is the capital of Aichi, enjoy many things to do, restaurants, shops, and historic sites. Being Japan's fourth most populated city there is something to do for everyone.
Fukuoka sits on the northern shore of Japan’s Kyushu Island. The city is known for historic temples, beautiful gardens, delicious food, and shopping. There is some many things to do so there is something for everyone in Fukuoka.
Gunma is a beautifully green prefecture in Japan. This inland prefecture is known for onsen resorts and horse breeding. There are many historic sites, things to do, and local food to enjoy.
In Japan, seeing the first sunrise every year is a big event. This custom started in the Meiji period (1868-1912), and the origin was the New Year’s ceremony by the Emperor.
The Tokushima prefecture in Japan produces rice and vegetables. This agricultural prefecture has many things to do outdoors. Come see a different side of rural Japan.
Otaru is a port city in Hokkaido. Along the riverside the Otaru Snow Light Path in 2017 is many glass lanterns that decorate the city for a short period of time. Come see this event for before Valentine's Day.
Along 700 meters, Nakameguro Koukashita is a new shopping and restaurant gallery with 28 spots. This new hot-spot in Tokyo opened November 22, 2016. Come enjoy a new part of Naka-Meguro.
Kakunodate in Akita was and is currently a samurai town. This Edo period style town displays what houses were like during the time. Learn about the history of Kakunodate and see historic sties.
Jimi ni Sugoi Koetsu Girl airing in Fall 2016 in Japan is another hit drama. This work comedy starting Satomi Ishihara and Masaki Suda is filmed mainly in Tokyo. Visit the locations where the drama takes place.
Atami is a city in Shizuoka famous for onsen resorts and beaches. Since Atami is near Tokyo, it is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. There is festivals, restaurants, souviner shops, and hotels.
Located in the mountainous areas of Japan, Gifu is one of the best tourist destinations with many World Heritage Sites, local restaurants, souviner shops, and other must-see attractions.
Many districts in Kyoto are illuminated and the event is called Hanatoro. The illuminated bamboo forest is even more beautiful than ever. Hanatoro is becoming more popular over the years.
There are buffets all over Tokyo, some of the must visit buffets mainly serve dessert. Enjoy fresh fruit tarts, custards, cakes, pies, and cheesecakes. The desserts look beautiful and taste even better.
Aomori is a very green prefecture in Japan. There is many things to do, restaurants, museums, hiking trails, and hot springs. One must eat food is the local apples.
"Nigeru wa Haji daga Yaku ni Tatsu (Nigehaji)" is a popular Japanese drama currently airing in Japan. Locations used in the drama are becoming popular spots for fans. Some popular spots are in Tokyo and Yokohama.
Aichi is located on the central Honshu Island in Japan. Nagoya is the capital city Nagoya, there are many things to do, restaurants, theme parks, and hotels. Every season offers something different in Aichi.
Kawagoe in Saitama is a city popular with tourists for its long history and beautiful scenery. See historic sights, purchase traditional souvenirs, and eat traditional food. This Edo style town is a short train ride away from Tokyo.
Niigata is exciting, interesting and fun in many ways. There are things to do all year around such as enjoying the springtime cherry blossoms and the autumn leaves.
There are many natural springs in the Gunma prefecture, so there are many onsen resorts. Gunma is a short train ride away from Tokyo so these resorts are great for a weekend getaway.
Osaka is a large city in the Kansai region in Japan. The Osaka Hikari no Renaissance 2016 is a beautiful and large illumination near the city center. Enjoy the lights while having a great meal.
Chiba is a prefecture in the Kanto region and near the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan. Some of the most visited spots are Narita International Airport and the Tokyo Disney Resort. These are many family friendly activities in Chiba.
Kurashiki Bikan is a well-maintained, scenic town with many things to see and do in the Okayama prefecture. Come and experience what life was like during the Edo and Meiji period in Japan.
During the winter visitors can enjoy local food at the Kamakura Restaurant Village in Nagano. Visitors eat the local cuisine in igloo-like huts. There are onsen resorts in the area, it is a great area to relax.
There are many historic temples all throughout Japan. Every temple enshrines a different deity. Depending on the temple, there are different benefits. Many temples are World Heritage Sites.
There are many inspiring art museums in Tokyo. These museums will enrich your Tokyo experience even more. Some exhibits are for a limited time, so its best to go as soon as possible.
Onsen, meaning hot springs are a popular pastime in Japan. Relaxing in a hot bath that can cure aliments is rewarding altogether. Around Japan, there are great onsen resorts.
The Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination 2016-2017 is an enchanting field of lights. Located in Chiba, just outside of Tokyo this park is a vast winter wonderland.
The Sagamiko Illumination 2016-2017 is a forest of lights with different themes. Walk around or take the chair lift to see the field of lights. This illumination claims to use the most lights in the Kanto region.
Enjoy skating while at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Illumination in 2016. This is a family friendly event sent in a historic building. What's more seasonal than ice skating?
The Tokyo Midtown Christmas is a very popular illumination event in Roppongi. In 2016, the illuminations have been redesigned and they are better than ever. Enjoy the lights while listening to live music on the weekends.
The Caretta Shiodome Illumination is known for the amazing light shows. In 2016, the shows have gotten even better and they are every twenty minutes. See the Tokyo Bay and Rainbow Bridge from the observation deck.
The Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas 2016 is a fun event for all ages. Enjoy the illuminations, the daily concerts, and the Christmas-themed Skytree. There is always something exciting at the Tokyo Skytree.
The Marunouchi/Ginza Winter Illumination 2016-2017 is considered to be a more classy illumination. This illumination can only be enjoy while walking outside. On the weekends, certain streets in Ginza are pedestrian only.
The Yomiuri Land Jewellumination 2016-2017 is a wonderland of lights on the outskirts of Tokyo. Every part of the amusement park has a different theme, so there is something for everyone.
The Ebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination 2016-2017 showcases brilliant chandeliers from France. The streets are lighted with illuminated trees and there is a very romantic atmosphere.
The Starry Sky Illumination 2016-2017 and the Artelligent Christmas 2016 in Roppongi Hills are must-see illuminations while in Tokyo. During the holidays, illumination events attract many people, this year the ever-popular Kimi no Na wa. is incorpora...
Rikugien Gardens in the center of Tokyo is a beautiful place to see an autumn leaf illumination. This limited-time event is a must see while in Tokyo during autumn 2016.
The Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016 is an indoor illumination perfect for couples and families. Be surrounded by the holiday lights and get into the Christmas spirit.
Hakone in the Kanagawa Prefecture is a mountainous town famous for onsen resorts and beautiful views of Mt. Fuji. Walking around and trying local activities and foods is a good way to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Japan has many different types of amusement parks to entertain all ages. Some parks have new attractions and some haven't changed a thing. Visit an amusement park near you while visiting Japan.
The Kyoto Illumiere 2016-2017 is a popular winter illuminations in Japan. Japan’s first dual aurora show will be held this year. This is a large winter event for all ages and it lasts until April 2017.
There are many onsen facilities in Tokyo to visit during a day trip or even after work! Relax and sooth your skin in a natural bath. The onsen is an experience unique to Japan.
Huis Ten Bosch Flower & Light Kingdom 2016-2017 in Nagasaki has some very impressive winter illumination events and things to experience. Stay at the park to fully experience all of the exciting winter events.
The ROHM Illumination 2016 in Kyoto has many different attractions for all ages. 800,000 lights create this spectacular winter illumination in the historic city of Kyoto.
The Lake Haruna Illumination Fiesta 2016 has many illuminated objects such as tunnels, pyramids, and hearts. There is also laser shows and fireworks displays to enjoy. This is a great event in winter for anyone.
The Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 - 2017 showcases the beauty of winter in Sapporo. With a history of over 30 years this winter illumination can impress anybody.
Hakodate Christmas Fantasy is a popular Japanese Christmas event. A large Fir tree and firework display is the highlight of the best winter event in Hakodate.
The Ao no Dokutsu in Shibuya 2016-2017 is a blue winter wonderland. This winter illumination started in 2014 and it has come back for 2016! This blue cave of lights is sure to amaze.
The Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival in Tochigi, Japan is famous for "kamakura." This festival in 2017 is sure to impress. Enjoy delicious local food and see dreamy views at the festival during the night.
Nagano Prefecture has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. There are all different types of activities for families. There is something different every season.
Hokkaido is famous for onsens or hot springs and there is a number of spa facilities. You can enjoy high-quality hot springs in and around Sapporo. There are different kinds of onsens, so there is something for everyone.
Ashikaga Flower Park holds one of Japan's best winter illumination events. With beautiful wisteria lights this is one of the top 3 illuminations in Japan.
Nikko is good place for sightseeing and well known for Onsen such as Kinugawa Onsen, Kawaji Onsen, Yunishihawa Onsen and any more. You can enjoy Onsen there after seeing autumn leaves, skiing and going sightseeing.
The Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination is a big hit every year. In 2016-17, it is the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Japan. This year the new attractions will amaze anyone.
Sapporo is an attractive city where you can enjoy various things. Followings are the recommended places that entertain you.
The POKEMON with YOU Train has been operational in the Tohoku region since December 2012. This is a great and family-friendly activity for locals and visitors.
Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto is located in the famous Gion district. This temple is known for warding off evil spirits. Come visit another Important Cultural Property in Kyoto.
Kifune Shrine is a very beautiful shrine in Kyoto. The shrine is a great spot for people looking for some luck in love. Come get a paper fortune and walk around a colorful shrine.
Japan may have modern cities, but preserving old towns and traditional culture is very important. All throughout Japan there are towns from the Edo period with many visitors.
Sendai is the capital city in the Miyagi Prefecture. This large city in the Tohoku region has many activities all year around. There is excellent local cuisine and attractions.
There are many winter festivals in Japan. Some of the festivals are very traditional, some are for a good harvest, and some pray for an early spring. No matter what festival, it is sure to be entertaining.
Niigata is a great place to go skiing. Skiing can be easier that snowboarding for some people. Niigata is not to far from Tokyo, this is a great place for a short vacation.
Dine at restaurants in Tokyo with a gorgeous night view overlooking the city. Many of the restaurants are conveniently located in hotels in Tokyo. Eat delicious food and have a memorable experience.
The popular children's anime Crayon Shin-chan is having it's 25th anniversary. For the event, there is going to be a themed cafe at the Tokyo Skytree Solamachi in Tokyo.
Halloween in Japan is getting bigger every year. There were thousands of people in Shibuya walking around, taking pictures, and having fun. Costumes get more elaborate every year.
Come to Gokayama to experience the traditional and slow paced life in Japan. This World Heritage Site is famous for the thatch-roofed houses, the local cuisine, and the folk music.
The Tenryuji Temple is a highly recommended place to visit in Arashiyama in Kyoto. The gorgeous zen garden is a must see in autumn. Exporter the temple while learning some Japanese history.
There are many festivals all year around in Japan. Each festival is different so going to more than one in one location is important. Going to a festival while visiting Japan is a great experience.
Chionin Temple is a famous temple in Kyoto. With many cultural assets and crafts this is a must visit place while in Kyoto. The temple was built by Honen's disciple.
Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan is known for the onsen resorts. Every resort is different and enjoyable in it's own way. Relax in an onsen after exploring around Hakone.
Heian Jingu Shrine is another major Shinto shrine in Kyoto. The Shin-en Garden is very relaxing and there are annual festivals there. Kyoto is the center for Japanese history.
The PPAP Cafe is going to be opened for a limited time at the Tokyo Skytree in Japan during November. PPAP is a world-famous song sung by Pikotaro. The popularity of this comedic song exploded over night.
In Tokyo, there are many famous temples and shrines. They all have different events depending on the season. No need to travel all the way to Kyoto to see historic spots.
The Tokyo Skytree is a multi-purpose tower in Tokyo, Japan. Depending on the season, the color of the tower changes. There is always something to be celebrated when in Tokyo.
There are many shrines all-throughout Japan. Each shrine is uniquely beautiful and dedicated to a different god. Visit historic places while traveling around Japan.
Love Live School Idol Project is a Japanese multimedia project. It started as an anime and progressed into manga and video games. It is an internationally popular series. Visit the location in Tokyo used in the anime.
Illuminations in Tokyo are a popular event for couples and families. In 2016, the illuminations are going to be more elaborate than the previous years. LED lights inspire creative exhibits while various places try to out-do each other.
Hida Takayama in Gifu Prefecture is a traditional town to see a different side of Japan. Some great activities are skiing and sake tasting. Hida Beef and Hida Ramen are famous local foods.
Kurama-dera Temple in northern Kyoto is a little mysterious. The origins are historically unclear and it is said the Tengu spirits live here. Come see this beautiful temple with a different look during every season.
The new magnificently Japanese-style renovation at Arashiyama Station in Kyoto is a must see. The Kimono Forest was created to bring vibrancy to a beautiful area in Kyoto. Seeing it in the day is different, and the night scene offers even more.
Daigoji Temple founded in 874 is a World Heritage Site in Kyoto. There are many events all year long at this temple. This is one of many beautiful and historic temples in Kyoto.
Nisonin Temple is a beautiful Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The Buddhist statues are designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The autumn leaves are a must see when in Kyoto.
Tokyo is full of new locations with common and rare pokemon nests. From time to time, Pokemon Go updates and the nests change locations. Travel around Tokyo to catch rare pokemon.
Traditional Japanese tattoos are elegant and elaborate. Tokyo has many well-known tattoo shops with talented artists. Surprisingly there are quite a few places to get a tattoo in Tokyo.
Hokkaido is known for the onsen resorts. Onsen are natural hot springs that can be indoor or outdoor. Take a weekend getaway to an onsen resort and relieve your stress.
Hokkaido is known as a winter wonderland. Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido and there is many things to do. Enjoy the outdoor activites or relax at an onsen resort.
A Shinto wedding is a traditional and unique ceremony within Japanese culture. Watch the ceremonies and rituals at Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo or at other shrine around Japan.
Tokyo is full of excitement and amusement parks. Amusement parks have rides and shows for all ages. Spend the day at an amusement park with your favorite characters.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of the important shrines in Kyoto. This shrine is dedicated to noted scholar, Sugawara no Michizane. There are many beautiful sites to see at this shrine.
Haruki Murakami is a world-famous Japanese novelist. His books such as 1Q84 let us rediscover the Japan that we were too familiar with. Visit the locations that inspired interesting stories.
Viewing autumn leaves in Japan only happens once a year. There are viewing spots all over the country, such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo. Check out where to view the autumn leaves near you in 2016.
Participate in real-life escape games in Asakusa, Tokyo. Puzzles and riddles can be solved in a group or alone. Try the indoor or outdoor version. Games can be play in English, Japanese, or Chinese.
Ninnaji Temple is a must see temple while travelling in Kyoto, Japan. Visit a place that has over a 1000 years of history. Wonder around this temple with 12 different buildings to see.
Tsumago-juku was a post town along Nakasendo. The town has been restored and it looks like a scene out of the Edo period. It is a great destination for tourist want to see old Japan.
Comedian Naomi Watanabe collaborated with Seibu Railway to be a part of a limited time Halloween themed train. The Seibu Halloween train only runs through Ikebukuro to Nerima Tokyo, Japan.
Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto has many cultural spots to visit. This must see temple will leave a lasting impression and will certainly become a highlight while traveling through Japan.
Ninja, Samurai, and Maiko symbolizes traditional Japanese culture in many ways. Watch and learn Ninja training, sword fighting, and traditional dances. Experiencing old time Japan is important to understand modern Japan.
Amezaiku is a traditional Japanese candy craft. Warm liquid sugar is molded into animals or shapes. This rare and beautiful craft is a must see while visiting Japan.
Nanzenji Temple is a Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto. The precincts are a nationally designated historic site and the Hojo Gardens are a place of scenic beauty. Don't miss this peaceful temple in Kyoto.
Visit 10 of the many character cafes in Tokyo. Sanrio, Studio Ghibli, and the Gundam cafe is probably the most popular. Have a meal while surrounded by your favorite character!
Festivals in Japan are very unique. These festivals are all must see and must experience things in Tokyo. You’d be hard pressed to find a bad time at any of these festivals!
Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto is a Buddhist temple that was constructed in 1633. Don't miss this breathtaking World Heritage Site. Come visit Kyoto to see one of many temples.
Iwate prefecture in northeastern Japan is a nature and culturally rich sight-seeing spot. Visit Chuson-ji Temple, eat local cuisine, and hike up Mt. Iwate. Experience a slower paced life.
Jishu Shrine is at the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto. The shrine is popular among young couples because the gods of love are enshrined. Come to this shrine and see if your unrequited love will be fulfilled.
Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto is a unique temple. Come visit this temple within walking distance of Kyoto Station. This temple had many exciting events.
Byodoin Temple in Kyoto is a mus visit World Heritage Site. This is one of the few original temples from the Heian period. This beautiful temple is a must see no matter what season it is in Japan.
Aso Farm Land in Kumamoto Prefecture is a health conscious theme park. Play brain games and relax in the onsen surrounded by nature. Come relax and enjoy this family friendly retreat.
Shibuya, only a short walk from Harajuku is a huge Tokyo shopping district with a ton to do! Come here to experience Japan in all of its glory and you'll find things like Hachiko and Yoyogi Park in the beautiful Shibuya.
Aoshima Island in Ehime prefecture is gaining a reputation as Cat Island. Cats outnumber humans 6:1. Two ferries per day take tourist to and from the island, there are no modern amenities on the island.
Series 500 or Evangelion Shinkansen is a limited time themed bullet train for fans of Neon Genesis Evangelion. There are many photo opportunities, a themed cafe, and goods for sale for a limited time.
Onuma Quasi-National Park is surrounded by rich nature such as Onuma Lake and Mt. Komagatake. Many tourists visit Onuma to see the beautiful landscapes and enjoy the comfortable weather.
Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto is rich with history and it's a World Heritage Site. Come see different festivals every month and try local cuisine. Walk around to discover ancient Japanese history.
Ginkakuji Temple is beautifully designed temple that is the perfect representation of Kyoto aesthetics. This is a must see destination when visiting Kyoto.
Anyone visiting Japan must visit Kinkakuji Temple. The Golden Pavilion Temple was built in 1397. This temple has suffered many fires but it is still going strong.
Setagaya Line runs through suburban Tokyo. Riding on the Setagaya Line tramway is not the only charm, this unexplored neighborhood has so much cool and vibrant local culture.
Miyama is a rural town surrounded by mountains in Kyoto. Traditions and customs from old Japan are still being taught. Learning traditions is a way to preserve the culture.
Bishamondo Temple in Kyoto is enclosed by nature. In autumn, the leaves are illuminated at night, it is a must see spectacle scenery. Visit this temple before it becomes a major tourist attraction.
Nijo Castle in Kyoto is a must visit World Heritage Site. The castle was built by the Tokugawa Shogunate for other Shogunate. There is unique features within and around the castle.
Akihabara in Tokyo is the place to go for anime, manga, cosplay, and electronics. Find computer parts and have lunch at a maid cafe. Some things can only be experienced here.
Asakusa has many things to do for the whole family. Walk through Sensoji Temple, eat traditional food, visit the Tokyo Skytree, and find a souvenir. Get a taste of traditional Japan.
When in Yushima, it is easy to forget you're in Tokyo. Come visit the shrine and cafes, main parts of Yushima still looks like a scene out of the Edo period.
Lake Toyako and the surrounding area in Hokkaido is a relaxing vacation spot. This is a family-friendly destination with activities for all ages. Sitting in the onsen and overlooking the lake is breathtaking.
At Oedo Antique Market there are many types of Japanese antiques to be found. The flea markets are at Yoyogi Park and the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.
Time travel back to the Showa period at Daiba Icchome Shotengai. Daiba is a man-made island with activities for everyone. Seeing Rainbow Bridge is a must if going to Daiba.
There are more than 30 national parks in Japan. The parks are either marine, volcanic or forests. Relax in a peaceful environment with your family for two or three nights.
At Tofukuji Temple the oldest Zen Sanmon gate still stands. Come to Kyoto to learn about the history, the temple's history, and to view the autumn leaves.
Find the perfect ramen at the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum. Try different ramen with different toppings. There is a ramen to please everyone. Pick up a ramen themed souvenir for the ride home.
Okinawa has many things to do such as sight-seeing at villages and islands. The local Okinawan cuisine cannot be eaten anywhere else. Come relax in this colorful tropical Islands.
A trip to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is more than just filling out papers. On the 45th floor of both towers there is an observation deck free of charge.
Roppongi is the hot spot for nightclubs in Tokyo. Dance the night away to EDM, Techno, and Electric House music. Some clubs have special deals on weekdays.
Saga International Balloon Fiesta is a once a year event that brings in people from all over the world. This is one of Saga prefecture's biggest events attracting many people.
Discover museums and interactive exhibits in Tokyo. Unlike other cities, Tokyo is full of things to do for families with kids. Certain activities get the whole family involved.
View autumn leaves at peaceful temples in Kyoto in 2016. Some of the best temples are not major tourist attractions yet. Enjoy walking through UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learn about Japanese culture.
In rural Kyoto at Hosen-in Temple, come and unwind while drinking tea and eating a traditional sweet. Come glimpse at a garden that looks just like art. Witness an unusual way samurai are being honored.
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden is a nature oasis in the heart of Tokyo. The rich history and beautiful scenery makes people never want to leave. The garden is home to many species of trees and flowers.
Kikonai came into the spotlight after the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line opened in March 2016. Relax while being surrounded by nature and get involved with a traditional Japanese Festival.
Visit some of the best and largest aquariums in Japan. Family-friendly events such as dolphin shows and see whale sharks swimming around. Osaka, Okinawa, and Tokyo have some of the biggest aquariums.
Halloween in Japan has become extremely popular in the last ten years. Every year the celebrations get bigger and more elaborate. There will be many Halloween events in Tokyo in 2016.
Otaru is a major sightseeing spot and a port city in Hokkaido. Sushi and sake is the best local cuisine. Climbing to the top of Mt. Tengu ensures a spectacular view.
Enjoy rooftop gardens panorama from "Kitte Tokyo" commercial complex next to Tokyo station for free, and enjoy some authentic Japanese shops & restaurants.
At Rurikoin Temple in Kyoto, the autumn leaves and the spring cherry blossom can only be seen twice a year. The exquisite colors are something not seen every day. This hidden green paradise is something not to be missed.
Visit Sensoji Temple, eat like a sumo wrestler, and wear a traditional kimono. While walking along Nakamise Street there are many shops with traditional sweets. Eating while walking is half the fun.
In Kyoto there are many temples, Kodaiji Temple is one of the best temples to visit during autumn. The majestic autumn leaves give the viewer an otherworldly feeling.
Hiking or mountain pilgrimage through Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto means visiting each shrine is paying respects to different deities. Walking throughout the whole shrine provides a new experience.
Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo is located near Harajuku and Yoyogi park. People can view traditional Japanese weddings, pay their respects to the Gods, and buy paper fortunes.
In Gifu, Gujo Hachiman Castle is known for being a "Castle in the Sky". People come to enjoy the once a year Gujo Odori Festival, the autumn leaves, the feeling of a town during the Edo period.
Here is the recommended places in Tokyo for viewing autumn leaves in 2016. The beauty of Japan's autumn leaves panorama is so colorful and bright and is well appreciated by the Japanese people since ancient times.
Did you miss all the fireworks events in summer? Don’t worry! There are plenty of fireworks events scheduled in autumn. Here is the 5 fireworks festivals held in October around Tokyo.
These beautiful beaches can be found especially in Okinawa. With the tropical climate and unique culture, it's a fascinating destination in its own right. It also has easily the best white sand beaches in Japan.
For those who want to enjoy autumn leaves in Japan, here is the tentative forecast and seasonal report of 2016. Let's get prepared for seeing beautiful autumn leaves!
These are the popular and stylish book cafes in Kyoto. You can get relaxed while you’re reading your favorite books and enjoying delicious meals with cup of coffee.
Makoto Shinkai's new film, "Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)" premiered in Japan August, 2016 and is popular among all ages. Famous landmarks were used throughout the movie because the audience can easily recognize the locations.
The Gifu Castle is located on the peak of Mt. Kinka in the heart of Gifu prefecture. The beautiful nature and view from the castle is totally worth climbing and will not disappoint you.
Followings are 10 recommended Tattoo friendly hot springs and public baths in Kanto Region which is including Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, Gunma and Tochigi.
How did people travelled from Kyoto to Tokyo a few hundred years ago? Let's visit Narai-juku, a preserved post town from Edo period, to find out!
This autumn, try Mt. Hotakadake in Nagano for the amazing nature you must not miss while traveling Japan. The magnificent nature landscapes will stay in your heart forever.
Japanese school festivals called "Bunkasai" or "Gakuensai" are truly something worth witnessing first hand. The attention to detail and the overall creativity from students really is something that will impress you.
Although there is no huge theme park such as Disney Resort and Universal Studio in Hokkaido, there are some unique theme parks where you can enjoy playing and indulge in original worlds.
Learn about Japanese culture from its origin! Yoshinogari Historical Park in Saga prefecture is an interactive learning centre where visitors can have a hands-on experience.
Visiting a cave might not be a mainstream activity for all, but here in Iwate prefecture of Japan, there is a marvelous cave filled with beautiful pure water of blue and green that you must see for real.
If you are looking for a good activity but don’t feel fit enough to try Mt. Fuji, try Mt. Takao which has a great access from Tokyo downtown and offer you much more than just a hiking!
Ukai Fishing is a traditional Japanese fishing method and a spectacle with a history of more than 1,300 years that you can enjoy at the Nagara River in Gifu.
These are the 8 hottest nightclub in Shibuya, Tokyo which cover the popular music genres including Electro, EDM, House, Techno, Dub Step, Bass, Trap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Soul, Funk...etc. These night clubs will have you dancing until the sun rises!
Not only Tokyo, but also Kyoto is said to be an attractive place for playing Pokémon GO in Japan. Here is the list of places known as "Pokémon Nests" in Kyoto, for you to catch rare Pokémon whilst sightseeing.
Did you know that there is a complete abandoned island in the South of Japan, as part of Nagasaki prefecture? Since an official shut-down in 1974, Gunkanjima (Hashima Island) which was once the fuel for Japanese industrial development is now totally ...
Even if you are not looking for a super high-end train experience, try this new Sleeper Train "Train Suite Shiki-Shima" open in 2017 which has a complete different level of luxuriance.
Samurai, Ramen, Sushi, Lolita, Kanji, and traditional theatre. Those places are there for you to experience and feel Japan, to make your visit truly unforgettable!
Shotengai (Shōtengai 商店街), a kind of shopping street that has developed originally in each residential area in Japan, is a great place to experience Japanese food culture and see Japanese daily life.
Niseko in Hokkaido is the world famous ski and snowboard resort in Japan. Besides these winter sports, Niseko has various activities and fantastic views to entertain you all year around.
Denbouin street in Asakusa is the perfect mix of modern Tokyo and old Edo Tokyo. You can find traditional shops and great restaurants that will leave a lasting impression.
Sapporo Dome is the home ground of Hokkaido’s local professional sports team. However, there are many things you can enjoy besides just watching sports games.
Did you know there are many free activities and things to do in Tokyo? We know that money can be a pain during the travel, but don’t let it stop you from enjoying Japan to the full, because it shouldn’t!
Hamarikyu Gardens, Tokyo's secret beautiful traditional Japanese gardens, has been kept and preserved in between the skyscraper buildings. A superb contrast of the old meets new.
Train station hopping can be a fun activity to add to your itinerary. These are 10 unique train stations in Japan that you want to check out!
The long waited Kirby Cafés and the Official Goods Shops are now opened! Visit the world of Kirby Super Star and enjoy foods and drinks perfect for summer!
Any fans of Studio Ghibli will adore this place. This real life house straight out of "My Neighbor Totoro" will certainly whisk you away to a different world.
"Unkai (雲海)” is the sea of clouds that is visible from places located at high elevation. There are many popular spots where you can view Unkai in Hokkaido.
Located in Hyogo prefecture next to Osaka, Takeda Castle Ruins come straight out of a fantasy book. Takeda Castle Ruins on a mountain and when the clouds move in it looks as if it is floating in a sea of clouds.
Matsumoto, one of the big cities in Nagano, is a fun-filled place. If you like nature, history or gourmet, Matsumoto will definitely be your next destination!
Yamagata Prefecture is located on the westernmost part of the Tohoku region and facing the Sea of Japan. Lately many tourists come to enjoy the serene nature and delicious local cuisine!
The world is heated with Pokémon Go fever, and Japan is not an exception. Here is a list of place known as "Pokémon Nests" in Tokyo, Japan, for you to catch rare Pokémon whilst sightseeing!
Don't miss one of the most popular summer events in Tokyo. Art Aquarium Tokyo 2016 has something for everyone to enjoy and won't soon be forgotten.
Have you ever heard of Shikinejima Island? Shikinejima Island is not famous, but it is an attractive tropical island where you can easily visit from Tokyo.
Haunted houses are one of the iconic summer attractions in Japan, mainly for the chilling effect you feel on your back in a cold sweat. Why don’t you make your way to the doors of Japanese haunted houses.
Yokohama city, the largest city in Japan by population (3.7 million) lying on Tokyo Bay, is the major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo Area. It is not only a popular dating spot, but is also one of the most popular tourist sites in Japan.
Saihoji Temple (Kokedera) is a Kyoto Unesco World Heritage Site famed for its beautiful moss garden containing around 120 different varieties of moss and has been highly influential in the design of Japanese gardens throughout its history.
In Kyoto, you can have a chance to try on and rent a traditional Japanese costume Yukata or Kimono. Here are 5 Yukata/Kimono shops which are available in English.
Having its theme as “presenting the arcane ocean of Okinawa as it is”, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium is known as the best Aquarium in Japan and is a perfect destination for your summer!
Hayama, a small and quiet coastal town in the Shonan and Kamakura area, came to be one of the hippest places in Japan these days. There are a lot of nice cafes where you can enjoy wonderful views and feel the pleasant breeze from the Pacific Ocean.
The home of Hello Kitty and other lovely characters, Sanrio Puroland, reached its 25 anniversary last year. Let’s see how you can make the most use of it!
This great animated film, "Wolf Children" directed by Mamoru Hosoda draws its inspiration from one of the most beautiful prefectures in Japan, Toyama.
Magomejuku, located in Nakatugawa City in Gifu Prefecture is a beautiful ancient small village in the mountains that exist since the Edo period (17th century) and is a must visit true hidden gem of Japan.
Did you know there is an island full of cute rabbits in Japan? With an official name of Okunoshima, the island located in the Seto Inland Sea is known as a heaven for wild rabbits.
Fujiko F Fujio museum displays a lot of characters of Doraemon in the various way, and the restaurant serves original Doraemon menu as well. Fujiko F Fujio museum has you get into the Doraemon world!
Do you know Takachiho town? Takachiho is known as one of the famous spiritual places in Japan. It is located in the northernmost part of the Miyazaki Prefecture in Kyushu.
What if you can enjoy both of these beautiful fireworks and the relaxing onsen at the same time? Here are the perfect list of destinations that enables you to explore such a miracle combination of the two.
Redhorse Osaka Wheel is a Ferris wheel established at the Lalaport EXPOCITY which is a large multipurpose commercial facility located in Osaka and newly opened on July 1, 2016.
Kuruma Tabi is a new traveling style in Japan. Find out what RV Parks, Yu You Parks, Gurume Parks, Train Parks, and Min Parks are all about!
Takachiho Gorge, located in the northern part of Miyazaki prefecture, is known for the myths of Japan is full of breath-taking nature. The best spot not to be missed in Takachiho Gorge is Manai Falls, known as one of the best waterfalls in Japan.
Looking for a place to have the most sacred experience in Japan? Then Iseshima is for you. Located in the East coast of Mie prefecture, Iseshima is famous for its sacred tradition which has thousands of history with abandon nature and beautiful scene...
Shiraito Falls, Karuizawa (Nagano prefecture) is along with Shiraito Highway and the east base of Asama Volcano. The view of this waterfalls looks like huge white curtain in the nature!
Ouchijuku is a village made of over 30 traditional Japanese houses in Fukushima prefecture and it is getting a very popular destination for tourists these days.
6 festivals held in Tohoku are well known and many tourists come. Each of festival is significantly different from others, but all of them are exciting.
Karuizawa is a resort town at the northeastern end of Nagano prefecture and very popular destination in summer and autumn season because this place is comfortable with low temperature.
The Fuji-Q Highland is one of Japan’s most popular amusement park near the base of Mt. Fuji in Yamanashi prefecture. This amusement park has numerous Guinness-level roller coasters, well-known for thrill rides.
Do you like the idea of a hot spring spa theme park? Hakone Kowakien Yunessun is under the spot light recently. Let's take a look of many attractions it has to offer!
Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) is one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, it has preserved samurai and geisha districts. Here are top 10 best things to do in Kanazawa.
Coming this summer is an event Pokemon fans won’t want to miss! Pikachus are invading Minato Mirai in Yokohama and will be dancing and performing for this limited time one week long event.
Enjoy the night life here in Tokyo by visiting Shinjuku's Golden Gai where close to 300 bars and eateries exist in the narrow alleyways, preserved in the early 20th century.
From lush forested landscapes to simple Japanese towns Studio Ghibli draws inspiration from everything inbetween. It’s worth it to visit these next Japan's destinations to see where your favorite movies came from.
You won’t find anything like this but here at Kujuku Islands. This chain of islands creates a picturesque scenery combining crystal clear blue waters and emerald green islands.
At the Omatsuri (Japanese festival), there are rows of stalls called Yatai where you can buy your favorite food. Here are top 10 popular foods at the festival in Japan.
You don’t have to go all the way to Okinawa to find beautiful beaches in Japan. There are great beaches on mainland Japan too! These next 4 beaches will surely leave you with a new impression of Japan.
A land forgotten by time, Aogashima, is a mysterious little island located off the coast of Mainland Japan. This tiny volcanic island has sights and views that are hard to find anywhere else in the world. Let’s explore what makes this island so speci...
There are several popular flea markets held in Kyoto every month. If you visit Kyoto on 15th, 21st or 25th, please try and visit one of the flea markets. You might find something a nice souvenir or your favorite goods there.
Nagasaki is one of the most popular travel spots in Japan. There are so many attractive places to visit such as Huis Ten Bosch, Hashima Island and Unzen Jigoku.
Pixar Animation Studio will open an event "Pixar Adventure: An Adventure That Starts From 'What Ifs' " at LAFORET HARAJUKU in Tokyo from August 27th to September 25th, 2016!
With the increase of the passengers using the Haneda Airport, the airport has been adding more spots which attract the passengers. Let me introduce some of the great spots in the Haneda Airport.
We roundup top 5 Japan's coolest trains. Japan is a beautiful country that meshes modernity with tradition. There is no better example than the luxury trains that Japan has to offer.
Sado Island is one of the Japan's largest isolated islands located in west side of Niigata prefecture. Here I will introduce 7 best spots and things to do in Sado island!
Hokkaido is the island which has been preserved riches of nature untouched and various wild animals live. Zoo is the best place to see and learn the animals of Hokkaido.
Aquarium is a popular spot where men and women of all ages can enjoy. Quiet and dreamy space make you relax. There are some nice aquariums in Hokkaido you should visit.
World's first Snoopy Museum newly opened in Roppongi, Tokyo on April 23rd! This is where you can enjoy Snoopy and Peanut World to the fullest. You'll be in love with adorable Peanut cartoons!
Mitama Festival at Yasukuni Shrine is one of the largest festivals in Tokyo. This festival runs over every 4 days between July 13th to July 16th. If you are in Tokyo during that time, you have to check this out!
Water Garden Hasunuma, the newly opened water park located in Chiba prefecture is the perfect place to visit in the summer in Japan. Don't miss the exciting huge water slide!
Huis Ten Bosch which is a theme park in Nagasaki debuts their newest theme "Kingdom of Water and Adventure" from July 1st till September 11th, 2016. You can expect to a number of great attractions that will keep you cool during the Japanese summer.
"Red Bull Air Race 2016 Chiba" Chiba, the birth place of Japan's civil aviation, is the perfect place to have this exciting event. Find out more about this event here.
In Japan, Alpaca became famous animal because of a TV commercial. Big rounded eyes, tall and slender body and very fluffy hair! Let me introduce 7 places you can see adorable alpaca!
Have you ever heard of Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan? It is located in the most southern part of Honshu (main land). A lot of people don't know about Yamaguchi, but it is a one of the most beautiful places in Japan.
The Kyoto Railway Museum opens on April 29, 2016, this is a must see when visiting the city. Whether you are a train fanatic or just a normal tourist, this museum will be a highlight of your trip.
Yufuin no Mori is a wonderfully quaint train ride in Kyushu (Fukuoka - Oita) and it is a popular tourist destination. This train is specifically designed for sightseeing so you are guaranteed a good time.
Ashikaga Flower Park is full of stunning views and famous for its amazing wisteria. If you come to Japan, this wisteria garden is an absolute "must see" spot.
Tokyo DisneySea offers a wealth of fun attractions and entertainment. The theme park is always attractive to Japanese. Let me introduce the 3 reason why Japanese love Tokyo DisneySea.
Lazona Kawasaki plaza is a huge shopping mall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa which adjoins to JR Kawasaki station. You can explore over 300 shops, restaurants and cafes in Lazona.
Let's experience the traditional culture of Japan! You can make your own ceramic art, try on Juni Hitoe and take part in a papermaking tour in Kyoto. Those local experience will become good memories for you.
These 5 most popular firework festivals (Hanabi Festivals) are super big events for Japanese and loved by many people. Don't miss to go to the fireworks festivals!
In Japan, every 4 seasons has a beautiful scenery with flowers. I want to introduce flowers in each seasons and the place you can enjoy them in Kanto region.
The Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most beautiful shrine in Kyoto and well known for the head shrine of the about 30,000 other Inari shrines in Japan. This Shrine is famous for thousands of gates across the mountain.
With the Atomic Bomb Dome (Genbaku dome), Itsukushima Shrine, and Miyajima, Hiroshima is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan. Introducing the best example of a 2 day trip in Hiroshima!
Nikko in Tochigi prefecture is where unattached nature and traditional temples and shrines remain. Easily accessible from Tokyo and best place for weekend trip. Enjoy both rich nature and Japanese traditional culture!
Hotokegaura in Aomori prefecture is famous for its breathtaking beauty and divine atmosphere. Visit this amazingly gorgeous place also believed to be connected to the other side.
Ghibli museum, located in Mitaka, Tokyo, is a treasure island for all Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli fans around the world. How to get there and buy tickets of the Ghibli museum?
"From 5 to 9" is a Japanese love story drama of the heroin Junko Sakuraba and the monk Takane Hoshikawa. I want to introduce 5 locations for this drama.
The island of Okinawa is full of uniqueness you can't have in other parts of Japan. Here is our choice of places in Okinawa you must visit.
Higashimokoto is famous for its beautiful scenery of Shibazakura (Moss phlox) in Hokkaido that widely spread in the park just like a huge pink carpet.
Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku Tokyo is one of the most unusual restaurants in the world. If you like laughing out loud, go with your partner, your friend and have fun.
Introducing 3 best hanami (sakura viewing) spots in Hakodate Hokkaido. If you have a plan to come to Hokkaido in spring, it is highly recommended to hanami (sakura viewing) in Hakodate.
It is said that the ruins on the island of Tomogashima in Setonaikai looks just like Hayao MIzyazaki's Castle in the Sky. This is a must see location for Studio Ghibli fans visiting Japan.
Chichibu is a very attractive and beautiful travel spot with beautiful nature. It is located about one and a half hours from Tokyo. It is worth visiting Chichibu once.
Arashiyama has many attractive places from sightseeing to restaurants and it is a highly recommended travelling spot. Introducing 7 best activities you should try when you visit Arashiyama.
Kobe is as attractive as Kyoto and Osaka. I would like to introduce you the attractive points of the city of Kobe and the reasons why you should visit Kobe during your trip.
Motonosumi Inari Shrine was picked as one of the most beautiful places in Japan by CNN. It's has a breathtaking view with red 123 shrine gates and blue ocean.
Kobe is one of Japan's ten most populated cities. Kobe has many attractive places for sightseeing and shopping, and also Kobe port has flourished as an emporium.
Mount Koya is one of the most sacred sites in Japan and is the home of Shingon Buddhism. Experience the sacredness of Mount Koya first-hand in your Journey.
Famous Travel spots are nice but actually there are many excellent places in Japan not many people know about. Take a look at some of Japan's best-kept secrets.
Kawachi Fuji Garden in Fukuoka is selected as one of Japan's 31 most beautiful places by CNN. Now it is very famous as beautiful wisterias garden and becomes a magical fairy land.
You can see Japanese festivals everywhere in Japan because there are more than 300,000 festivals in Japan. You should visit traditional and unique Japanese festivals.
Yakushima Island located south of Kyushu is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous for inspired Princess Mononoke's setting. It has beautiful ancient forest with abundant nature.
As Hokkaido is the biggest island in Japan and a place full of beautiful nature, there are many nice sightseeing places including date spots to have quiet time with relaxing atmosphere.
Shinjuku is a central ward of Tokyo and very popular among not only Japanese but also foreign tourists. You can enjoy visiting High-rise building, shopping and amusement!
3 craft beer breweries in Kyoto where you can visit easily from Kyoto station. Feel and enjoy those uniquely craft beer taste in historical city, Kyoto!
From the past Cherry Blossoms "Sakura" has been loved by Japanese people and there are many Hanami spots in Osaka and Kyoto. This article introduces you the best Hanami spots to enjoy Sakaura.
Omotesando is not only for shopping but also discover the cozy cafes, restaurants and hair salons where Japanese fashion lovers usually go. Seeing people walking on Omotesando street will inspire you what the Japanese fashion trend is.
Osaka is one of the largest cities in Japan and there are many interesting sightseeing spots and delicious foods. This article introduces you the fascinating points about travelling in Osaka.
Animate Ikebukuro is the largest anime goods store in the world. There are Manga, game anime-related goods, CDs and DVDs. It's the very place for all anime-lovers.
Jigokudani Monkey Park is known to be the only place in the world where monkeys take a bath in onsen. You can also visit these wonderful monkeys up close.
Sento isn't just a place of bathing. It is a place of cleansing, relaxing, catching up with friends, and meeting new people. Introducing 4 famous retro sento in Tokyo.
Relaxing in Ginzan onsen, eating local food, and walking down the streets of this historical town will surely make you feel special. Don't forget stay at Ryokan.
Dogo Onsen is one of the oldest hot springs in Japan and has about 3000 years of history. It is said that the bath in the film "Spirited Away" was partly modeled on Dogo Onsen.
Hana Yori Dango ( Boys Over Flowers ) is the best selling girls manga in Japan of all time. I introduce film locations for making this story which fans like visiting.
3 craft beer bars for craft beer lovers at Tokyo including Good Beer Faucets and Craftheads. Let's have a good time with awesome craft beer and lovely foods!
Who wants to be a Ninja in Japan? There are some Ninja spots to experience their secret of life and wear ninja costumes. You should master Ninjyutsu in Japan!
Kyoto is always attractive place to every visitor. You can experience whole typical Japanese things such as temples, shrines, hot spring, maiko and matcha.
Hakodate is fascinating city located in the southern part of Hokkaido. You will enjoy visiting attractive travel spots and eating local food in Hakodate.
There are not only Tokyo and Kyoto areas but also great attractive rural districts such as Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kyushu, Shikoku and Chubu in Japan.
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan is the popular place for tourists and one of the largest aquariums in the world. You must be attracted by amazing marine animals.
If you love Japanese anime or character, Tokyo character street is a perfect place to visit. There are many themed shops of Japanese popular anime and characters.
Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain of Japan, is world-wide famous as one of Japan's world heritage sights. This page has all the information you need for climbing Mt. Fuji!
Introducing 10 Wonderful places to enjoy Sakura Viewing "Hanami"around Tokyo. Let's travel to feel this Japanese culture and enjoy Hanami with amazing Sakura in this Spring!
Kamakura is really attractive travel spot not only Japanese but every visitor. This guide will let you not to miss essential places and provide with the attractive Kamakura experience.
Ueno Park is one of the oldest park in Japan. There are museums, a temple, shrines, Tokyo University of Arts, a zoo and a big pond (Shinobazu Pond) covered by a lot of lotus plants. Ueno Park is also one of the most famous spot for Sakura. Walking un...
Asakusa Sensoji Temple is the oldest temple in Tokyo. This article will tell you 3 reasons why Asakusa Sensoji Temple is a must visit destination for tourists.
Tokyo Tower is always there for people in Tokyo, sometimes in the clear sky, sometimes with a beautiful lighted-up illumination. At the foot of Tokyo Tower, there is Shiba Park including Zojoji Temple, which visitors can enjoy Sakura in the spring.
Roppongi Hills is a mega-complex comprising offices, shops, restaurants, museums, a movie theater, and even residences. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view from the observation deck on the 52nd floor, have a cup of coffee on the patio watching the ...
Tokyo Skytree, with its full height of 634 metres, is the tallest structure in Japan. Although it is primarily used as a broadcasting and radio tower, the tower is a must-go for tourists visiting Tokyo. With its abundance of unique shops, restaurants...